Chicago sensation James Benton alongside models Jazzma Crofton and Erika Franklin deliver pure RnB in nothing but their birthday suits. I wrote and directed this music video for emerging RnB singer-songwriter James Benton and NextGeneration Music Group. This project was especially rewarding as I share a close bond with the Artist as well as the Producer and Director of Photography, with whom I enjoy working with at any given opportunity. The models Jazzma Crofton & Erica Franklin were initially taken aback by the realization that they would be expected to bare all for the cameras, as the song title (and not to mention the treatment) suggests; but they were all courageous and trusting once the creative combustion took place and took over. This video was shot entirely on location in Chicago, IL by master cinematographer Pete Biagi. Not only are the results from his eye and experience incomparable, but he is always nothing less than a true pleasure with whom to create. I’d go to war with Pete, any time, any where. Pete shares a bit of his unique approach to lighting and cinematography in this informative podcast.
ProducersEric Almond, James BentonDirectorCharles Little IIDir of PhotoPete BiagiEditorCharles Little IIPhotographerNick BrazinskyLocationChicago, IL